Fresh off the back of a tour as special guest to Liam Gallagher and John Squire, UK rock troubadour, Jake Bugg, returns with his forthcoming sixth album A Modern Day Distraction, out September 20th on RCA records. Alongside the announcement comes his new single ‘Zombieland’ and a run of winter 2024 UK and EU dates.

A bone-crunching Beatles-via-Nirvana guitar driven banger, ‘Zombieland’ is a rollicking ode to the many broken by the inescapable daily grind, trudging on with a stiff upper lip. “It’s brutal,” he says of the people he’s known who exist in “a constant cycle of working to live”. “They’re not paid what they’re worth. People have the same routine every day, they’re at work more than they see their kids, then the government puts the retirement age up. It’s not right.” Listen to ‘Zombieland HERE

Now 12 years and six albums since he emerged with his streetwise and spritely, Mercury-nominated, chart-topping, self-titled debut, one might forget he was just 18 at the time. He’s put in the hours and achieved so much, but he’s only 30 and still seeing the front rows of his shows getting younger.

In that spirit, Bugg still feels his best work is ahead of him: “You just have to put your songs out into the universe and hope for the best.”

With a string of shows already announced for summer, Jake Bugg will return to the road in November this year for a run of UK and EU dates, including a date at London’s Roundhouse on November 19th. Tickets for the dates will be available across artist & O2 presales on May 22nd and promoter presale on May 23rd. General on sale will be 10:00 BST on Friday May 24th from HERE.

Mon 18th O2 Academy Leeds, UK
Tue 19th The Roundhouse, London, UK
Thu 21st National Stadium, Dublin, IE
Sat 23rd Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tue 26th O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

You can also catch Jake live this summer.

Wed 19th Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IE
Thu 20th Black Box, Galway, IE
Sat 22nd Dolans, Limerick, IE
Sun 23st Sea Sessions, Donegal, IE

Fri 19th Robin Park, Wigan, UK
Thu 25th Fat Sams, Dundee, UK
Fri 26th Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness Shire, UK
Sat 27th Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK

Sat 10th Lakefest, Eastnor Castle, Hertfordshire, UK

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